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 Post subject: Original Trutone D-723 finish patina
PostPosted: Jan Fri 03, 2020 4:00 pm 
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Hey folks, I'm new here and this is my first post. I've spent the last 3 days totally immersed in this site and LOVE it !!...It's nice to take a break from guitar making !!....I've been working on restoring a nice Trutone D-723. I'm at the top coat stage and was wondering what patina the originals had. I'm leaning towards a satin finish. I'll be spraying laquer .


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 Post subject: Re: Original Trutone D-723 finish patina
PostPosted: Jan Sat 04, 2020 9:07 pm 
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I think satin finish is the right call on that table model Truetone.

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 Post subject: Re: Original Trutone D-723 finish patina
PostPosted: Jan Sun 05, 2020 3:44 pm 
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Thanks Larry !!!


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 Post subject: Re: Original Trutone D-723 finish patina
PostPosted: Jan Sun 05, 2020 6:53 pm 
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To me, a satin finish is flat, no gloss. In my opinion, semi-gloss is the best looking finish. Yet, it depends a lot on your personal preferences and a consideration of how it was when it left the factory.


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 Post subject: Re: Original Trutone D-723 finish patina
PostPosted: Jan Mon 06, 2020 4:52 pm 
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Unless it was a mid to high end radio the finish from the factory was most often a satin finish. Stromberg Carson had an advertisement piece of wood for their dealers showing the different finishes and the process involved to get the different finishes. As an example a Philco 84 would only have one or two coats of finish where a Zenith 12S267 would have multiple coats with a rubout between some if not all of the coats of finish.

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